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I want to start giving my hedgehog flaxseed oil, how do I feed it to her. I bought 1000 mg of soft-gel capsules Also how much of it should I feed her?
 

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I usually give Lily one capsule a week. I just poke a hole into the capsule (using a push-pin) and squeeze the oil out onto her food. I try to spread it out a bit, since she eats at least half of her food, so she usually gets a good bit of the oil.
 

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It also helps if you know which kibble is your hedgie's favourite.

My boy LOVES his NB Green pea & duck, and will always eat it first and finish it before moving onto his Wellness. And so, I'll poke open a capsule and drop onto only the NB and make sure those get a good soaking. This ensures that he gets pretty much the entire capsule of flax seed.

And I also feed it once a week. Though when he has really dry skin, partway into the week, I'll open another capsule and split the oil. Half directly on his back, and half in his food.
 

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I've never used Vitamin E, but I've heard that flaxseed is less smelly/sticky than Vitamin E oil.
 

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Yes, you might want to use flaxseed then. It's not sticky, and it has no scent (at least not to us big clumsy humans :lol: ). I haven't tried putting any on Lily's back, she seems to do fine with it in her food.
 

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I'm not sure if my hedgies have dry skin or not. They seem to scratch alot, but that sometimes seems normal for hedgies....

And they don't have mites... i just had them all checked out by my vet.... and my wallet is now empty!!! :(
 

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When I first tried flaxseed oil, I used a whole capsule and dumped it on Bas. She was one grease machine and she gave off a slight odour :lol: . Now, every week, I drop one or two drops on her, and empty the rest of the capsule on her food. Thanks for the idea of dropping the oil on the fav food. :)
 

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lol the only time I use a full capsule onto his back, is when he's still in the bath. :lol:

For the final oil rinse, I put about an inch of water into the sink. I also have a small cup which I use to scoop up the water. I empty the capsule of oil into the cup, add some water, and pour over his back. It's much less gunky and it evenly covers his entire back. ^_^
 
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